Good exercise in awareness for Anytime Fitness members

Amy Breur with an Anytime Fitness Beldon client.
Good exercise in awareness for Anytime Fitness members
Amy Breur with an Anytime Fitness Beldon client.

GYM staff and members in Butler and Beldon took part in a fundraising initiative for Guide Dogs WA recently.

The Anytime Fitness gyms participated in a series of events, including Run for a Reason and City to Surf, and raised $1710 for the charity.

They also held blindfolded personal training sessions and barbecues, and displayed mini dog collection containers at both gyms.

Beldon club manager Celinda Beaudry said they hoped to promote the importance of physical activity for people with vision impairment and other disabilities, regardless of their individual physical ability.

“I want to open the eyes of those who can see and who do exercise to realise how lucky they are to be able to exercise with their vision, and encourage anyone with a disability to start,” she said.

“The experience was very educational and rewarding; it showed me how big of a difference Guide Dogs WA makes for not only people with visual impairments, but other disabilities, too.

“Guide Dogs WA literally opened my eyes to how much our vision is taken for granted and how we should be very thankful every day for the simple things.”